Arc Components Blog

To celebrate our new "in-store" Blog feature, we thought we'd populate it with a few of our old favourite Blogs that you can find posted on our external Blog sites around the internet, along with fresh new content that we can present to inform, explain, enlighten and entertain you on your visit to Arc Components Ltd. We hope you will continue to interact with us in the same way you have been doing over the years.
 Please join in by posting comments, sharing and, of course, emailing us your thoughts. Also, please send us your projects and photos; we cannot promise to use them 'on review', but the team always appreciates your contribution and participation.


Wednesday, 28 September 2022  |  AdrianR
Heinrich's Replica of the Batman Tumbler Vehicle from the Dark Knight Trilogy

  Heinrich first visited the Arc Components Ltd online shop early in 2021, and it took several conversations before realising the bespoke nature of his project, recreating a working replica of the Batman Movie Tumbler from the Dark Knight Trilogy.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017  |  AdrianR
What is a Battery Split Charge Relay?

  The battery split charge relay supplied at Arc Components Limited is a high load intelligent voltage sensitive relay unit fitted between batteries for an efficient way of charging a secondary battery whilst not affecting the charge performance of the primary start battery. Designed for effective management of batteries and popular with the mobile home and marine communities, where the start battery charging takes priority, and once the charge level is up, the unit switches over to charge the leisure battery.

Friday, 3 November 2017  |  AdrianR
What is a Changeover Relay Switch?

  This post covers the changeover switch relays covered in the range of auto electrical products at Arc Components Limited. The relays supplied in-store are configured to DIN 72552 terminal standardisation.

Friday, 3 November 2017  |  AdrianR
What is a Make and Break Relay Switch?

  This post covers the Make and Break switch relays covered in the range of auto electrical products at Arc Components Limited. The relays supplied in-store are configured to DIN 72552 terminal standardisation.

Monday, 30 October 2017  |  AdrianR
DIN 72552 Standardisation Definition Guide

  The standardisation definition guide is presented to identify pin-out configurations on automotive electrical components available at Arc-Components.com. DIN 72552 is used by most high-end component and vehicle manufacturers when creating an automotive circuit.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017  |  AdrianR
Albright International Coil Ratings Terminology

Albright coils in their contactors are wound with Pull-in and Drop-out voltages, variations of those features can be engineered to suit particular applications. You can use this blog post in conjunction with the Arc Components Ltd Product Files to identify a solenoid contactor best suited for your application.

Saturday, 11 March 2017  |  AdrianR
Jim's Nova kit Car Windscreen Wiper Motor Project

  Although this blog post is historically nearly six years old, we find customers like to review it when designing a bespoke windscreen wiper solution on a kit car or sports car front windows, which is good enough reason to revive it and add it to the new project's blog here at Arc Components.com.

Saturday, 11 March 2017  |  AdrianR
Peter's FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier Refurbishment

  Peter landed at the online store with his ambition to restore his acquisition of a British Army FV432 armoured personnel carrier; from the outset, the rapport between the team and Peter was evident.

Sunday, 5 March 2017  |  AdrianR
Blinking Lights! What is a Flasher Unit?

  Many modern-day indicator flasher units available today can trigger a flashing circuit by pulse switching; old-style flasher units (like the Tin Can type) work differently and contain a bi-metallic strip. The strip comprises of two different conductive metals; riveted, brazed or welded together so that when a current is passed through, the two metals expand and contract at a different rate.

Monday, 30 January 2017  |  AdrianR
Dalek Storm Dream Project Becomes Real - Alan Clark

  It took several visits and solution discussions to the online store before the inevitable question "what the heck are you building, Alan?" arose; the answer was a little unexpected...


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